Today my colleague Lindsay Swartz and I join, live from Afghanistan, Chaplain (LTC) Derrick Riggs. Chaplain Riggs is the Command Chaplain for Special Operations Joint Task Force and NATO Special Operations Component Command in Afghanistan. He is also a member of First Baptist Church in Columbia, South Carolina.
Chaplain Riggs shared the unique challenges of ministry on the battlefield, the toll that wars take on military families, and how the church can minister to the military community.
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If you are planning on being at the Southern Baptist Convention in Columbus, I want to encourage you to stop by our booth where we will have many free resources to give away. You will also want to make plans to attend a special FREE event we are doing on Monday, June 15th at the convention with 9 Marks Ministries on Connecting Church and Culture. This will be a really cool event, with Dr. Mark Dever and Dr. Russell Moore taking questions on church and culture.
August 5 is our second annual National Conference. Our theme this year will be “The Gospel and Politics” Dr. Russell Moore and other evangelical leaders such as Samuel Rodriguez, Ross Douthat, Michael Gerson, David Platt and others will be discussing what Christian cultural engagement should look like especially as we head into another heated Presidential election. When you register put the coupon code: WAYHOME and get a special 15% discount.
- Baptist Press story on Chaplain Riggs